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Google Unveils A Powerful Rival To ChatGPT
2023-12-06 18:50
A decade ago, researchers at DeepMind were working on getting artificial intelligence to beat games like Pong . After years of advances, the lab has now produced what Google calls its "large… Read More
Paris Olympics Hit A Surfing Snag
2023-12-06 18:30
Tahiti's Teahupo'o "is one of the most powerful and deadly waves on the planet for surfing," in Surfer Today's view, a place that has only been surfed since 1985 but one that now features on… Read More
Actors Ratify Contract That Ended Strike
2023-12-06 04:29
The Hollywood actors strike is now officially officially behind us after the actors union voted Tuesday to ratify the contract that ended the strike nearly a month ago. Members of the Screen… Read More
Jamie Foxx: 'I Couldn't Actually Walk'
2023-12-05 21:22
Jamie Foxx still isn't revealing the ailment that landed him in the hospital earlier this year, but he sounds sincerely grateful to have recovered from it. The 55-year-old actor made a surpr… Read More
Nigeria Drone Strike Kills 85 Civilians
2023-12-05 20:58
At least 85 civilians were killed when an army drone attack erroneously targeted a religious gathering in northwest Nigeria, officials confirmed Tuesday as the country's president ordered a… Read More
Hollywood Is Going After Lauren Boebert
2023-12-05 20:03
Lauren Boebert is busily defending her seat in Colorado's 3rd District, and more than a few Hollywood A-listers are busily funding her opponent. As Newsweek reports, the Colorado Republican… Read More
'We're Pretty Sure It's Not A Bird'
2023-12-05 18:53
The earliest known fossils attributed to ancestors of modern birds date to around 160 million years ago, which is why birdlike tracks discovered in southern Africa and dated to tens of milli… Read More
Cheney Considers Presidential Run In 2024
2023-12-05 18:03
As Liz Cheney makes the rounds promoting her new memoir , the former GOP congresswoman is making clear that she is still considering a third-party run for president in 2024. In an interview… Read More
Julia Roberts Speaks Out On Matthew Perry
2023-12-05 09:00
Julia Roberts, who dated Matthew Perry in the 1990s, spoke for the first time publicly about the comedian's death at age 54. "The sudden passing of anybody so young is heartbreaking," Robert… Read More
Who's In, Who's Out For 4th GOP Debate
2023-12-05 06:30
The field of candidates onstage for the fourth Republican presidential debate will be the smallest yet, the AP reports. Four hopefuls will participate in Wednesday night's debate at the Mood… Read More
White House Calls Protest Antisemitic
2023-12-05 01:20
White House officials on Monday denounced a pro-Palestinian demonstration at a Jewish-owned restaurant in Philadelphia in which the protesters chanted accusations of genocide. Axios reports… Read More
This Is The Most Fun City In America
2023-12-05 01:00
"Work hard, play hard" isn't just a Wiz Khalifa song—it's the mantra of many a worker who needs hard-core recreation to look forward to to get through the workweek. That kind of fun is… Read More
Iowa Shutout Costs Bar Lots Of Free Beer
2023-12-04 17:30
University of Iowa fans who watched their team lose to Michigan over the weekend in the Big Ten championship game got a little consolation at one particular venue in the form of free beer&md&hell…Read More
Israel Says It's Attacking Throughout Gaza
2023-12-03 23:15
The Israeli military said Sunday its ground offensive had expanded to every part of Gaza, and it ordered more evacuations in the south while vowing that operations there against Hamas would… Read More
Beyonce's Renaissance Is No. 1
2023-12-03 20:15
Beyonce was a one-woman show this weekend. The concert picture she wrote, directed and produced won the weekend box office with $21 million in North American ticket sales, according to estim… Read More
College Playoff Picks Final Four
2023-12-03 19:05
The four contenders for the College Football Playoff were selected on Sunday, setting up the semifinals for New Year's Day. Michigan's 13-0 season, accomplished despite coach Jim Harbaugh's… Read More
Pentagon: US Ships Were Attacked In Red Sea
2023-12-03 17:50
An American warship and multiple commercial ships came under attack Sunday in the Red Sea, the Pentagon said. Yemen's Houthi rebels later claimed attacks on two ships they described as being… Read More
Next: George Santos, The Movie
2023-12-03 17:15
The "Gatsby-esque journey of a man from nowhere who exploited the system, waged war on truth and swindled one of the wealthiest districts in the country to achieve his American Dream" sounds… Read More
2023's Top 10 Books
2023-12-02 20:00
It's the most listicle time of the year, and the New York Times book staff is out with its top 10 list of the best books of 2023. The Times staff notes that they watch literary releases cros… Read More
These Are The Best Albums Of 2023
2023-12-02 16:00
It's that time of year when the "best of" lists emerge, and Jon Pareles, the longtime chief pop-music critic for the New York Times , offers up his own for best albums of 2023. "It was a yea… Read More
$100M Botticelli Found In Home
2023-12-01 23:15
Another long-missing painting by a great Italian artist has been found in a private home . Sandro Botticelli's depiction of the Virgin Mary and infant Christ was tracked down in Gragnano, a… Read More
Wall Street Has Strong Start To New Month
2023-12-01 21:10
Stocks began December much as they ended November —in winning fashion: The Dow rose 294 points, or 0.8%, to 36,245. The S&P 500 rose 26 points, or 0.5%, to 4,594, which CNBC notes… Read More
10 Most Expensive Cities In The World
2023-12-01 19:45
With inflation now seeing a steady downward trend , economists are cautiously optimistic, but even that bit of positive news might not help much if you're in one of three US cities that have… Read More
Bad News For Trump On Jan. 6 Civil Suits
2023-12-01 19:25
It's all systems go for a series of civil complaints pending against former President Trump regarding the Capitol riot. In 2021, a pair of Capitol Police officers and a dozen or so Democrati… Read More
Kelly Clarkson's Ex Now Owes Her $2.6M
2023-12-01 07:30
The latest in Kelly Clarkson's contentious divorce saga has more to do with her business relationship with ex-husband Brandon Blackstock than her personal relationship with him. While Blacks… Read More
Israel Says It Has Resumed Combat In Gaza
2023-12-01 05:29
The temporary Israel-Hamas truce expired at 7am local time Friday, and soon afterward the Israeli military said it had resumed combat. The truce started out as a four-day cease-fire but was… Read More
DeSantis, Newsom Hurl Insults During Debate
2023-12-01 04:09
In an alternate reality, the prime-time showdown between California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday could have been a preview of a 2024 gene… Read More

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